Important Current Affairs from 10th February 2019

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This is a comprehensive current affairs article in which we will cover today’s many important news from National News, International, Economy, Environment and Ecology, Defence and Security, Banking Awareness, Appointments, Awards, Science and Technology, Sports News and many more.

Great Indian Bustard (GIB) announced as the new mascot for the 13th UN Convention :

Dr. Harsh Vardhan announced the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) as the mascot for the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) to be held in Gujarat in 2020.The Government also launched a website for the COP-13.  CMS-COP 13 is a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory species and their habitats. It has over 120 participating countries.So far, 12 COPs (Conference of Parties) have been convened.

Mirabai Chanu Notched up Gold at EGAT Cup in Thailand :

World champion Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up a gold medal at the EGAT Cup in Thailand. Chanu won the 48kg category gold with an effort of 192 kg in the silver level Olympic qualifying event.

Election Commission of India (ECI) launched a Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP)  :

Election Commission of India (ECI) launched a Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) for citizens to verify their details, change the details, new registration and corrections. The programme focus on 2019 General Election. The ECI has set up helpline centres in all districts in India. The voter helpline number is 1950 and they are well equipped with to help callers with latest information. VVIP technology was launched during 2day training cum workshop on the use of Information and Communication Technology which was held in New Delhi.

India to host 13th conference of parties of convention on conservation of migratory species :

The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals (CMS), an environmental treaty under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme, is going to be hosted by India during 15th to 22nd February 2020 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

Yes Bank won the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2018 for ‘Innovation in Data Science’ :

Aegis Graham Bell Award 2018 announced Yes Bank as winner in ‘Innovation in Data Science’ category for their industry-first project ‘Yes EEE (Engage Enrich Excel)’ at Panaji, Goa. It was hosted by the Government of Goa. The award promotes innovations and entrepreneurship in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) domain.

Francois Laborde Conferred France’s Highest Civilian Honour :

Father Francois Laborde, a 92-year-old priest, was conferred the Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour), the highest civilian award of France, in recognition of his work for specially-abled children. He is the third person from the state to have been awarded the Legion of Honor after film maestro Satyajit Ray and actor Soumitra Chatterjee.